Representative Projects * Across The Globe

Recognized, internationally, as one of the most creative golf course designers in the world today, Mike Poellot is especially qualified to transform environmentally challenging sites into masterpieces of subtle land form, beauty and financially successful projects.

International Golf Course Projects “Through our creative vision and extensive experience on challenging sites, the bulldozer becomes an instrument of art, resulting in a perfect blending of art, engineering and nature.” - J. Michael Poellot, ASGCA
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Vista Mar Resort

Pacific Coast of Panama

The Vista Mar Resort and private 18-hole championship golf course has recently opened on the Pacific Coast of Panama to rave reviews. It is being described as the best golf course in Panama and is rated among the best golf courses in all of Central America. The course was created on a magnificent stretch of ocean-front property with ocean views from virtually every hole.

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The visually stunning Lucero Golf Course in the highlands of Chiriqui Province. View of Hole #9 Par 5

Lucero Golf & Country Club

Boquete, Panama

In the highlands of Chiriqui Province, Panama, in the sleepy little town of Boquete, has emerged a golf course of uncommon beauty and serenity. With a vast tract of land to work with, golf architect, Mike Poellot, has utilized more than twice the area typically set aside for an 18-hole championship golf course in order to preserve ample space between holes so that members could enjoy the serene, rolling terrain with unbelievable 360 degree panoramic vistas. According to Poellot, “I sincerely believe that we are creating one of the most visually stunning courses in all of Central/South America.”

While it is common practice among many course designers to identify a particular hole, or series of holes, as “signature” holes, Poellot could not do so in the case of the Lucero golf course. “This exquisite property, says Poellot, is so vast in extent and is blessed with such natural beauty and wildlife, that the sequence of all 18 holes which encompass woodlands, meadowlands, ridgelines and riparian valleys coupled with dramatic elevation changes makes for a “signature experience.”

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View towards clubhouse: Hole #10 & #18

Caledonian Golf Club

Chiba Prefecture, Japan

This exclusive and private, 18-hole championship golf course has emerged as not only a coveted membership but a permanent venue for many of Japan’s PGA tour events. Golf Digest Contributing Editor, Tom Callahan, has called the Caledonian Golf Club “one of the absolute best golf courses in the world”. We worked closely with our client, Tokyo Green Co. Ltd., to create a contemporary and member friendly golf course evoking the personality, strategy and shot making options characteristic of the great classic courses of the world.

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    Hole #5
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    Caledonian’s menacing bunkers

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Overview of hole #9 - Arroyo Course

Gainey Ranch Golf Club

Scottsdale, Arizona

The 27-hole Gainey Ranch Golf Club is the centerpiece of this extremely successful master planned community in Scottsdale, Arizona. Our client, Markland Properties (Hudson Bay Company of Toronto, Canada) retained J. Michael Poellot to design it’s award-winning 27-hole course which includes a 5-star Hyatt Regency Resort, office park and residential neighborhoods housing over 5000 people. Golf Digest has included the Gainey Ranch among the “Top 75 Golf Resorts in the United States” and Golf Magazine has ranked the golf course among the “Top 100 Resorts in the World”

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    Hole #4 – Dunes Course
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    Hole #9 – Lakes Course

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Hole #18

The Preserve Golf Club

Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel, California

We were invited to participate in the master planning process for the 20,000-acre Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel Valley, California… one of the most extensive and environmentally challenging efforts ever undertaken by a private developer. We provided plans for this exclusive 18-hole private golf course set among the rolling, oak-studded hills and wildflower meadows all within the Santa Lucia Nature Preserve. The golf course and clubhouse are now completed, open for play, and a very limited number of prestigous homes are presently under construction.

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    Hole #12

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Hole #14
""Among the Top 10 golf resorts in China.""

Long Island Golf & C.C.

Chang-an, Guangdong Province
People’s Republic of China

Working on one of the most spectacular sites in China, we have created this 36-hole championship golf course. Virtually every hole is framed by nature with a backdrop of distant mountains. Our firm was retained, not only for our extensive experience in mainland China, but for our keen sensitivity to preserving the natural environment.

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    Typical bunker
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    Mountain vistas dominate the views

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Hole #18

Whiskey Creek Golf Club

Frederick, Maryland

We were retained by Kemper Sports Management to design their high-profile, Whiskey Creek Golf Club on the outskirts of Washington, D.C.

Working with PGA Tour professional and two-time U.S. Open Champion, Ernie Els as a consultant, we created a highly successful, new daily-fee course that winds its way through streams, wetlands, meadows and pine forests of northern Maryland. The Whiskey Creek Golf Club provides traditional championship quality golf to the public golfer.

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    Hole #11

United States
  • Roddy Ranch Golf Club

    18-hole daily-fee golf course
    Opened November 2000
    Contra Costa County, California

  • Whiskey Creek Golf Club

    18-hole daily-fee golf course
    Opened June 2000
    Frederick, Maryland
    Design collaboration with PGA
    Touring Professional, Ernie Els

  • Wildhawk Golf Club

    18-hole daily-fee golf course
    Opened 1997
    Sacramento, California

  • Los Lagos Golf Club

    18-hole executive golf course
    Opened 2002
    San Jose, California

  • The Heritage Club

    18-hole semi-private golf course
    Preliminary Design
    Wake Forest, North Carolina

  • Palos Colorados Golf Club

    18-hole daily-fee golf course
    Project Master Plan
    Moraga, California

  • Preserve Golf Club

    18-hole private club
    Opened 2000
    Carmel, California
    Design collaboration with
    Tom Fazio and Sandy Tatum

  • Corral de Tierra Country Club

    18-hole private club
    Major renovation
    Salinas, California

  • Estuary Golf Course

    18-hole private golf course
    Preliminary Design
    Bradenton, Florida

  • Sterling Forge Golf Club

    18-hole daily-fee golf course
    Preliminary design
    Tuxedo, New York

  • California Golf Club

    18-hole private golf course
    Renovation design
    S.San Francisco, California

  • Santa Clara Golf And Tennis Club

    18-hole municipal golf course
    Renovation completed 1996
    Santa Clara, California

  • Callippe Preserve

    18-hole daily-fee golf course
    Opened 2005
    Pleasanton, California

  • Gainey Ranch Golf Club

    27-hole Hyatt Regency Resort and
    private golf club
    Opened 1985
    Scottsdale, Arizona

  • Los Altos Golf & Country Club

    18-hole private club
    Major renovation
    Los Altos, California

  • Monterey Peninsula Country Club

    36-hole private club
    Re-design of all practice facilities
    Pebble Beach, California

Japan
  • Glenoaks Country Club

    18-hole private golf course
    Opened 1989
    Chiba Prefecture, Japan

  • Kyu-karuizawa Golf Club

    12-hole private golf course
    Renovation completed 1994
    Nagano Prefecture, Japan

  • Prestige Golf Club

    36-hole private golf course
    opened 1988
    Tochigi Prefecture, Japan

  • Golden Palm Country Club

    18-hole resort golf course
    Opened 1994
    Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan

  • Green Hill Seki Golf Club

    18-hole private golf course
    Opened 1990
    Gifu Prefecture, Japan

  • Iwate Numakunai Golf Club

    36-hole resort golf course
    Opened 1996
    Iwate Prefecture, Japan

  • Miyazaki Kobayashi Golf Course

    18-hole private golf course
    Opened 1993
    Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan

  • Tomisato Golf Club

    18-hole private golf course
    Opened 1993
    Chiba Prefecture, Japan

  • Eventail Golf Club

    18-hole private golf course
    Opened 1996
    Tochigi Prefecture, Japan

  • Sapporo Hiroshima Golf Club

    18-hole resort golf course
    Opened 1992
    Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan

  • Nasu Chifuriko Country Club

    18-hole resort and private golf course
    Opened 1997
    Tochigi Prefecture, Japan

  • Caledonian Golf Club

    18-hole private golf course
    Opened 1990
    Chiba Prefecture, Japan

  • Green Hill Mizunami Golf Club

    18-hole private golf course
    Opened 1997
    Gifu Prefecture, Japan

  • Atema Kougen Resort

    18-hole resort golf course
    Opened 1996
    Niigata Prefecture, Japan

People's Republic of China
  • World Muslim City Golf Courses

    Two 18-hole championship golf courses
    Under construction - 2014
    Yinchuan, People’s Republic of China

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    18-hole championship golf course
    Completed in 2013
    Presently undisclosed location
    SW People’s Republic of China

  • Lotus Mountain Golf Course

    18-hole championship golf course
    In design and construction - 2014
    Changchun, People’s Republic of China

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    27-hole Resort Golf Course
    In design and construction - 2014
    Presently undisclosed location
    Central People’s Republic of China

  • Sanya Bayview Golf Park

    27-hole resort golf course
    Preliminary Design
    Yalong Bay Resort, Anya City, Hainan Island
    Beijing, People's Republic of China

  • Long Island Golf & Country Club

    27-hole championship golf course
    Opened 1996
    Chang-an, People's Republic of China

  • Agile Golf & Country Club

    36-hole championship golf course
    Opened 2000
    Zhongshan, People's Republic of China

  • Nanhai Nanguo Taouan Golf Club

    18-hole private golf course
    Preliminary design
    Nanhai City, People's Republic of China

  • Beijing Golf Club

    36-hole golf course and 3-hole learning facility
    18-holes Opened 1987
    Beijing, People's Republic of China

  • Bei Guo Jiang Golf Club

    27-hole resort golf course
    Project Master Plan
    Baodi District, Tianjin City
    People's Republic of China

Panama
  • Lucero Golf & Country Club

    18-hole resort golf course
    Opened 2013
    Boquete, Panama

  • Vista Mar Golf Club

    18-hole resort and private country club
    Opened for play 2013
    Pacific coast of Panama

  • Las Olas Resort

    27-hole resort golf course
    Conceptual Design & permitting
    Playa La Barqueta, Panama

Indonesia
  • Rainbow Hills Resort

    27-hole resort golf course
    Opened 1995
    Bogor, Indonesia

  • Royal Sumatra Golf & Country Club

    18-hole private golf course
    opened 1998
    Medan, Indonesia

  • Padang Golf Bukit Araya

    18-hole private golf course
    Opened 2002
    Malang, East Java, Indonesia

  • Padalarang Golf Club

    18-hole championship golf course
    Preliminary Design
    Bandung, Indonesia

Mexico
  • Las Lomas Golf & Country Club

    18-hole private residential golf community
    Opened 2004
    Guadalajara, Mexico

  • Cumbres de La Paz

    18-hole golf course and residential community
    Project Master Plan
    La Paz, Mexico

Philippines
  • Mt. Malarayat Resort

    27-hole resort golf course
    Opened 1997
    Lipa City, Philippines

  • Aplaya Laiya Resort

    18-hole resort golf course
    Preliminary Design
    Laiya, Batangas, Philippines

Caribbean
  • Royal Antigua Golf Club

    18-hole private golf course
    Conceptual design
    Antigua, West Indies

  • The Golf Club at Seahorse Ranch

    18-hole Resort Course
    Dominican Republic

Brazil
  • Costa Do Sauipe Resort & Golf Club

    18-hole resort golf course
    Opened October 2000
    Savador, Brazil

  • Pitangui Resort

    18-hole resort golf course
    Preliminary design
    Natal, Brazil

France
  • Golf Club De Feucherolles

    18-hole semi-private golf course
    Opened 1992
    Paris, France

Taiwan
  • Royal Kuan-hsi Golf Club

    18-hole private golf course
    Opened 1995
    Kuan Hsi City, Taiwan

  • The Lakes At Long Tan

    18-hole private golf course
    Opened 2000
    Mintai, Taiwan

Thailand
  • Lake Wood Country Club

    27-hole private golf course
    Opened 1993
    Bangkok, Thailand

  • The Rajpruek Club

    18-hole private golf course
    Opened 1994
    Bangkok, Thailand

Malaysia
  • Bukit Tinggi Golf & Country Club

    18-hole championship golf course
    Opened 1995
    Pahang, Malaysia

  • Kulim Golf & Country Resort

    27-hole private golf course
    Opened 1999
    Kulim, kedah, Malaysia

Morocco
  • Jumeirah Marrakech Golf

    & Polo Resort
    18-hole resort course
    Preliminary Design Studies
    Marrakech, Morocco